March 2nd, 2016

An Old Basketball Player And An Old Gym

It’s easy for sports writers to get excited about the newest great player who comes along. Sometimes Bill Littlefield likes to check in with the ones who came along a while ago.

February 27th, 2016

Hurray For Minor League Baseball…And Silliness

This week, minor league teams announced that they would be wearing jerseys celebrating characters from “Better Called Saul” and “Star Wars.” On a sports landscape too much given to self-important promotion, Bill Littlefield is glad there’s still a little room for the ridiculous.

February 24th, 2016

Why Does Vegas Love The Cubs?

During spring training, fans of every baseball team are inclined to be optimistic. This time around, Bill Littlefield is especially interested in fans of the Cubs.

February 20th, 2016

Hey NFL, It’s Time To Go Gold

After a young Seahawks fan lost his life this week to cancer, Karen Given thinks the NFL should carry on his message by recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

February 10th, 2016

WWE Wrestler Daniel Bryan Pinned By Concussions

This week Deadspin editor Timothy Burke wrote that “the scripted world of pro wrestling cares more about its athletes’ brains than the NFL does.” Bill Littlefield investigates what led Burke to come to that conclusion.

February 3rd, 2016

Super Bowl 50: A Game Of Numbers

The Super Bowl is all about numbers … or at least that’s the way Bill Littlefield has come to see it.

January 27th, 2016

Sports-Related Dog News And Dog-Related Sports News

It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.

January 23rd, 2016

Remembering A Summer of Law Books And Silly Games

Bill remembers back to a time when our games were no more important, but at least we played them together.

January 20th, 2016

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Prove It’s A Quarterback’s World

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced each other 16 times over the course of their exceptionally successful careers. On Sunday, they will face each other again. Sort of.

January 16th, 2016

Commentary: Let’s All Keep The Retirement Of Athletes In Mind

Retired Blackhawks player Daniel Carcillo tells Only A Game that the transition to life after sports can be jarring. Many athletes don’t think about retirement and the resources they’ll need until it’s too late. Bill Littlefield thinks this is a story worthy of attention.

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